Our new CEO flies in!

Somerset has announced that Andrew Cornish will join the club on April 3, 2018, as the new CEO to replace Lee Cooper.

Mr Cornish hails from the North West having attended the University of Essex in the 1980s where he studied Economics. He enters the world of cricket having served the Aviation industry, working most recently at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, and previously at Manchester Airport, for Aer Lingus as The Chief Customer and Brand Officer and for KMP Digitata as a Non-Executive Director.

He supports Liverpool Football Club.

A press release from Somerset says of Mr Cornish: “Andrew is a highly experienced and successful individual who has held important Chief Executive roles in leading businesses, most latterly as CEO of Liverpool Airport Holdings Ltd. His track record in delivering customer service, developing companies, and together with the delivery of major infrastructure projects make him, in our opinion, ideally suited to take on the challenges facing the Club in the years ahead.”

The statement goes on to say that he possesses “the personal attributes that will enable him to engage with our superb Membership and provide cricket in a ground offering ever-improving facilities.”

Andrew Cornish will have some challenges when he sits down at his desk next week. Somerset have yet to make a decision on Bancroftgate and there have been many grumbles over the winter about the increase in membership costs.

But he spoke of his excitement at joining Somerset in a short statement via Twitter:

I look forward to meeting Andrew Cornish in due course and wish him all the best in his new role at Somerset County Cricket Club.